Letters to the Editor
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Dear Editor I became involved in the affairs of PCMH in October , 2020 hoping to stop any merger, sweeping back the tide of management advocates for Mercy, hoping to keep PCMH remaining an … more
Dear Editor My name is William “Bill” Bohnert and I was elected to the PCMH board of Trustees in 2022. This letter is in part why I voted no on the Mercy merger. Since myself along with … more
It was a recent Sunday morning in downtown Perryville. The Courthouse clock read 5:15. The glow of streetlights yellowed the darkness. The first of three daily’ fresh-air’ walks had just … more
If we claim to be responsible citizens, family members, businesspeople, parents, Christians, in any way spiritual or just functional adult human beings, we owe it to ask ourselves a very simple … more
Dear Editor: Are we complicit in the destruction of our democracy and the virtually inevitable devastation that will mean for the entire planet? I wish that were hyperbole, but it is not. As … more
Dear Editor, From the Saxon hills of Germany to the French countryside in France to the very wisely frugal Dutch these are the men and women (yes, men and women) who prospered our community and … more
Dear Editor Are we ”woke” or simply willful or complicit mushrooms? As an increasingly elderly, predominantly independently voting (thru more than half a century of voting citizenship) … more
Dear Editor, I made my home just as I always had this past week, listening to music, reflecting on work and making my way through the city streets. The small white truck in front of me seemed to be … more
Dear Editor Last week the Opinion-ator (this page’s most vocal local contributor) criticized District 32’s decision to utilize a learning system (Amplify), that should help with the … more
Dear Editor, Perry County is my home, it’s where I raise my Children and my Children raise their own little babies, and I’m proud of the place where I lay my head at night and pray … more
Dear Editor, The national News has reminded me of an incident that took place hereabouts, almost 300 years ago. Leonard Billeron, the royal notary of Kaskaskia, passed away on January 17, 1738. One … more
Dear Editor, Are you an informed & truly committed citizen of this republic of ours? Do you believe that our nation historically has and should continue to embrace change/growth? Do you know who … more
Dear Editor “Something to think about…. If someone’s trying to scare you, no amount of money, guns, hate or walls will make you safer or happier.   Only respecting everyone … more
Dear Editor, I have been fortunate enough to attend the lion’s share of Perry County School District 32’s School Board meetings for the last three years. Community service is a … more
There’s nothing like being indicted for 34 crimes to boost one’s chances for being nominated for president and raising tons of money. Whether all or any of them will stick to Donald Trump … more
To the Editor: A few additional thoughts about we Christians’ and others’ responsibilities to our fellow human beings. A close friend said, reflecting on last week’s letter, that … more
Dear EditorMy compadre in last week’s paper, called for Christians to step forward and participate in the political process. I couldn’t agree more. We, as Christians, all Americans and … more
Dear Editor Happy 120th Anniversary to the Rozier’s store in Perryville. A few of us in the Community, in 1998, feared the Rozier’s store would be forced to go out of business and lock … more
Dear Editor, A hot south wind blows at the crossroads, a wind so heavy with a dim dark heat  it begs the question, where should we go from here? Christians are at a pivotal time in world … more
Dear Editor, I live in Perryville, but I work in Cape.  I’ve been out here about 16 years from the west. I used to live in a big city and I’m used to crazy traffic, high-volume … more
Dear Editor Dr. Joe Hutchison has dedicated his entire adult life to serving his community! When you bump into Joe at Roziers grocer at 7:30 a.m. and mention a toothache to Doc at 8:05 a.m. … more
Dear Editor It has been my privilege to serve on the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees for more than 20 years. During this time we have had four different hospital administrators all … more
Dear Editor During the candidate forum last Thursday, there was a question asked out of protocol. I was told the question was created by a hospital board member sitting at a table with at least two … more
My name is William “Bill” Bohnert and I am the newest member of the Perry County board of Trustees. I was elected in April Of 2022 by the citizens of Perry County to be a fiduciary … more
Update on three of my bills: 1. My German Heritage Corridor legislation, HB 200, which adds Perry County to the existing corridor was voted out of Tourism committee unanimously and will now move to … more
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